Tag: Oil Sands

Alberta’s industrial advancement…

Written by on March 5, 2012 in Alberta, Energy, Investing with 0 Comments
Alberta’s industrial advancement…

An item that looks ready to show up in Tuesday’s Globe and Mail. Alberta needs to leverage as much diversity in jobs and economic activity as we can out of the oil sands. In the past few decades, Nisku, with a work force approaching 15,000, has grown from flat moose pasture to the pipe fabrication […]

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Enviro Corruption…

Enviro Corruption…

I think the corruption of the environmental movement is one of the least reported scandals. Much of modern left wing thinking is an adject failure. What keeps it going is money. A lot of that money comes from various wealthy U.S. foundations. It’s odd why they prop up bad ideas and bad thinking. In Saturday’s […]

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A little Enbridge for the portfolio…?

Written by on December 14, 2011 in Alberta, Canada, Energy, Investing, United States with 0 Comments
A little Enbridge for the portfolio…?

Back at the end of October, I mentioned that I like DRIP’s, Dividend Reinvestment Plans. I also like utility and pipeline stocks, Enbridge being one example. The Yield Hog column in the Globe and Mail takes a look at Enbridge. Ready? Let’s rewind to 2001. Imagine you invested $10,000 in Enbridge shares 10 years ago, […]

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McKenna lays out a path for Canada to move forward…

Written by on November 30, 2011 in Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Energy, Investing, United States, US Politics, World with 0 Comments
McKenna lays out a path for Canada to move forward…

Right at the end Tuesday evening I came across an interesting article by Frank McKenna. It deals with how Canada needs to respond to the delay in the Keystone XL pipeline. I can agree with pretty much all that he is putting forward here. I would like to see more bitumen in kind since this […]

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Lets build more refineries in Alberta…(part 2)

Written by on November 18, 2011 in Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Energy, Investing, Science, United States with 0 Comments
Lets build more refineries in Alberta…(part 2)

An article coming in Saturday’s Globe and Mail continues with the topic of doing more oil sands refining in Canada instead of exporting it. Currently, about 60 per cent of Alberta’s oil sands production is upgraded – turned from bitumen into lighter crude – in the province. That percentage is expected to decline in coming […]

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Lets build more refineries in Alberta…

Written by on November 6, 2011 in Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Energy, Investing, Science, US Politics with 0 Comments
Lets build more refineries in Alberta…

I believe Canada needs more bold thinking and the projects to match that bold thinking. I’m not a big fan of the whiny and defeatist “Canada is so small and tiny” mentality. Canada is the second largest country on the planet. We are one of the richest countries on this planet. We have a decent […]

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Quote of the Day (5) – Stand up for Canada…

Quote of the Day (5) – Stand up for Canada…

I’m quoting from the concluding portion of Lawrence Solomon’s column is this Saturday’s Financial Post. And that’s why, Mr. Harper, your defence of the oil sands requires you to lead on climate change, too, by bringing your fellow G8 leaders up to date on global warming science. As I am confident you already know, no […]

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The yammering of “Peak Oil”…

The yammering of “Peak Oil”…

I find the concept of Peak Oil to be similar to the scam of man-made global warming. Plenty of yammering to force an ideological agenda down our throats, to grab money from our pockets and decrease the standard of living for billions of people. From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. yam·mered – yam·mer·ing Definition of YAMMER […]

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A brisk market for useful idiots…

Written by on September 7, 2011 in Alberta, Canada, Climate Stuff, Energy, Investing, Science, US Politics, World with 0 Comments
A brisk market for useful idiots…

TransCanada Corp.’s bid to build the $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline is facing growing high-profile opposition, drawing fire from the Dalai Lama and eight other Nobel Peace Prize laureates, who insist the project will “endanger the entire planet.” Endanger the entire planet…..wow, sounds serious! The letter’s authors say the development of Alberta’s oil sands will endanger […]

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Alberta crude – Go East, West or both….

Alberta crude – Go East, West or both….

Two interesting items from the Globe and Mail, one from Thursday and one from Friday. An idea I heard about earlier in the summer was covered in Friday’s paper, reversing the flow of two Eastern pipelines to get Alberta crude moving further into Ontario, into Quebec and on to the Atlantic Coast at Portland, Maine. […]

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